Diane L. Christopherson, 66

Published 6:10 am Saturday, July 15, 2017

Diane L. Christopherson, 66, of Austin, Minnesota, died at her home on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma.

Diane Christopherson

She was born on Oct. 5, 1950, in Austin to Vera (Zachgo) and Earl Brechtel. She attended and graduated from Austin High School in 1968 and was employed at Mower County Health and Human Services as a financial worker.

Diane married Larry Christopherson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church on May 8, 1971.

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She was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and enjoyed traveling, quilting, baking, reading and camping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Diane is survived by her son, Wade Christopherson (Jill Lauer); daughters, Kelly Christopherson (Ryan Retterath), and Kim (Jason) Cummings; five grandchildren, Samantha and Mitchell Cummings, and Mhairi, Layla and Aubrie Christopherson; special friend, Gene Nelson; sisters, Debra (Dennis) Hansen, and Bonnie Brechtel; brothers, David Brechtel, and Scott (Katy) Brechtel; sisters-in-law, Jennel (Pete) Hines. Marlene (Orris) Ohm, and Connie Sylvester; brothers-in-law, Dean (Edee) Christopherson, and Ed (Debbie) Christopherson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Christopherson; parents, Earl and Vera Brechtel; and sister Denise Arends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 17, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Susan Li officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and on Monday for one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to St. Olaf Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.